Masses of color and restrained line work come together beautifully in the art of Greg Wright. The New Jersey-based illustrator creates some rather fantastic character designs and posters. He seamlessly combines illustration, design and text in some rather elegant compositions. Check out his site and tumblr for more examples of his expertly constructed creations. Our sincere thanks to Greg for taking the time to contribute this wonderful tribute to the characters from UP. We are thrilled to showcase his work on our site. Read on for more about Greg in his own words!
Name: Greg Wright
I currently live in: South Jersey
I consider my hometown to be: South Jersey
My Favorite Pixar Movie is:
I don’t have one favorite but UP (2009) is somewhere at the top of the list.
My Favorite Pixar Character is:
This is really hard but I’m going to go with Kevin or maybe Dug. I don’t know.
Tell us about your piece:
During the credits [of UP] there’s a photograph of Mr. Fredrickson dressed as the Wilderness Explorer troupe leader with Dug at the head of the group. Not only did the matching outfits help me better color coordinate the piece, but the concept helped capture the happily-ever-after that the film ends on, which I love. Of course Kevin had to make an appearance.
Who/What inspires you?
Color, shape, nature, several artists, and an endless list of other things. Check my personal tumblr for a small taste of some of the things that inspires me.
Recommend something, anything to our readers:
Artist or not, push yourself constantly and always be open to constructive criticism. Don’t rest on your laurels!
art tumblr: goldcuccoart.tumblr.com
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